Separation Anxiety

Josh and I are always together. And when I say “always,” I mean it. We live together, work at home together, relax together, fight it out together, raise kids together. Very rarely are we apart for more than a few hours at a time. So this week while Josh is away on a trip with my grandfather, I’ve experienced some genuine separation anxiety. I’ve cried four times in two It’s pathetic. Especially for someone who in the past, cherished her alone time and space.

When you separate from God do you feel the same anxiety? Are you so close to Him that the minute you get out of alignment it causes you seek what you are missing. Marriage is a reflection of Christ’s relationship with us, the church. A relationship so intimate, so closely knit, that the moment we separate from Him, there is tremendous discomfort. Don’t become desensitized to the absence of your Heavenly Father in your daily life. Stay so close to Him always, that even a short departure from Him sends you into a tailspin of anxiety and catapults you back into His loving arms.

Psalm 73:25-28 (MSG)
You’re all I want in heaven! You’re all I want on earth! When my skin sags and my bones get brittle, God is rock-firm and faithful. Look! Those who left you are falling apart! Deserters, they’ll never be heard from again.
But I’m in the very presence of God—oh, how refreshing it is! I’ve made Lord God my home.
God, I’m telling the world what you do!

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